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Defiance is an MMO third-person shooter set in a persistent universe. It was made as a tie-in to the US SyFy television series of the same name. The game takes place several decades into the future in the San Francisco Bay Area, following a war between the human race and an alien race known as the Votans. Due to their planet being destroyed, The Votans arrived on Earth hoping to find a vacant planet where they could set up a new civilization. Humans and Voltans clashed, unleashing alien power that terraformed the earth, causing the Earth's surface to change dramatically. Old species and plants became extinct, while new species emerged. The player plays as an "Ark Hunter" hired by a wealthy industrialist to search for hidden alien power.

Defiance features advanced character customization. Players have the ability to customize everything from the clothes they are wearing to their facial hair style. Players also have the option to be a Human or an Irathient, a humanoid alien species that are similar to humans. There is not a strict class system, and instead allows players to choose from one of four origins, which are veterans, outlaws, machinists, and survivalists. Origins do not affect the abilities, weapons, or outfits the player can choose, and instead just serve as a starting point and background for your character. The game's key feature is its Arkfall Events, which are dynamic events which pit humans, aliens, and monsters against one another in order to obtain expensive alien technology.


Defiance Windows Tutorial: The crash site map function.
Defiance Windows Character Creation: Initially there are four basic character species/genders, two others are locked. Each has sub classes and later on the appearance can be customised
Defiance Windows Tutorial: Interfacing with EGO brings up the current objectives among other things
Defiance Windows The first time the game is played the player must connect to the internet and create an account. They then see a long animated introduction set aboard this vessel

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GamingXP PlayStation 3 Apr 10, 2014 77 out of 100 77
Digital Chumps PlayStation 3 Apr 10, 2013 7.2 out of 10 72
PSX Extreme PlayStation 3 Apr 15, 2013 7.1 out of 10 71
COGConnected / Canadian Online Gamers Network Xbox 360 Apr 13, 2013 64 out of 100 64
MondoXbox Xbox 360 Apr 21, 2013 6.3 out of 10 63 Windows Apr 15, 2013 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 Windows Apr 11, 2013 6 out of 10 60 Xbox 360 Apr 05, 2013 11 out of 20 55 (UK) Xbox 360 Apr 12, 2013 5 out of 10 50 Windows Apr 11, 2013 49 out of 100 49


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